25 June 2012
Return to Sender
Back in March I wrote about some personal letters of actress and step-cousin, Edith Fellows. With only a slight connection to her, I thought that there might be more immediate relatives who would like to have the letters.
Based on information I received from my aunt, I knew the name of her daughter and son-in-law and I was able to confirm this information on IMDB.com, a movie database website. Since Edith's daughter and grandaughter are both actresses, I was able to follow a "family tree" on IMDB. I was then able to find Edith's granddaughter, Natalie, on Facebook. A few days and a few messages later, Edith's letter's were in the mail and on their way back to her family.
Although this example is a little different, it shows that there are other resources for genealogists, than those created explicitly for genealogy.